Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Migraine pill found to help alcoholics

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Researchers reported this week that a migraine headache pill may be able to assist alcoholics in curbing their drinking habits without going into full detox mode using other methods that can be hit-or-miss.

For those suffering from alcoholism and have had no luck with quitting cold turkey (or otherwise detoxing yourself), this may hold new hope if in fact it works.

Topamax, a drug used to treat migraine headaches, was tied to alcoholics who quit drinking for seven weeks or more -- to the tune of 15 percent of all alcoholic subjects that participated in the study. The downside is that the drug costs an estimated $350 per month plus the costs of doctor's visits.

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